SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.34 número4Asociación entre la severidad de la depresión y el apego al primer esquema de tratamiento antirretroviralFármacos diuréticos: alteraciones metabólicas y cardiovasculares en el adulto mayor índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados

Revista

Articulo

Indicadores

Links relacionados

  • No hay artículos similaresSimilares en SciELO

Compartir


Medicina interna de México

versión impresa ISSN 0186-4866

Resumen

ARANA-PAZOS, Karla C et al. Differences in the epicardial fat thickness in patients with diabetes mellitus 2, prediabetes and nondiabetic subjects. Med. interna Méx. [online]. 2018, vol.34, n.4, pp.561-565. ISSN 0186-4866.  http://dx.doi.org/10.24245/mim.v34i4.1969.

OBJECTIVE

To evaluate the differences in epicardial fat thickness in subjects with type-2 diabetes, prediabetes or non-diabetic.

MATERIAL AND METHOD

A study was done from January to August 2017 evaluating subjects divided into 3 groups: group with type-2 diabetic patients, group with subjects with prediabetes and group with nondiabetic subjects. In all of them the epicardial fat thickness was measured with an Aloka alfa 6 equipment, by 2 cardiologists who were unaware of the clinical data. Statistical analysis was performed with ANOVA.

RESULTS

There were included 120 patients divided into three groups of 40 patients each. Epicardial fat thickness was of 5.63 mm in diabetes mellitus group, 4.43 mm in prediabetes group and 4 mm in nondiabetic group. We did not find difference in epicardial fat thickness between nondiabetes and prediabetes groups (p = 0.09). However, we found significantly differences in epicardial fat thickness between diabetes group and groups of prediabetes and nondiabetes (p = 0.00017).

CONCLUSION

Type-2 diabetic patients have greater nondiabetes than prediabetic and nondiabetic subjects; this fact supports the relationship between visceral fat and the risk of type-2 diabetes.

Palabras llave : Epicardial fat; Type 2 diabetes; Prediabetes; Echocardiography.

        · resumen en Español     · texto en Español     · Español ( pdf )